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Join us as we discuss topics related to seniors and their caregivers in an effort to be and provide excellent resources for daily living. We are joined by experts in the medical field who offer their advice and expertise on health and other related issues.  Our topics are designed to answer your questions and give you the best tools as a senior resource podcast that you need to provide you and your loved ones with a better understanding to pursue a better quality of life in your senior years.
Sponsored by: TransMedCare Long Distance Medical Transportation

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Dr. Clionsky, author of Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain, is back on the podcast and he sheds light on the often underestimated influence of conditions like sleep apnea and UTIs on our cognitive well-being, particularly as we age. Discover how early recognition and management of these health concerns can play a pivotal role in safeguarding against dementia.Dr. Clionsky introduces an invaluable tool – his free online survey available at braindoc.com. This sur...
Suicide prevention is a crucial issue across all ages, but today we turn our focus towards a demographic that often goes unnoticed - our seniors. Joining us is Leslie Weirich, a seasoned speaker in the realm of mental health and suicide prevention. Leslie brings personal and deeply moving insights, amplified by her experience of losing her son to suicide and her broad engagement with military communities. Today, we will explore the alarming trend of rising suicide rates among seniors, di...
In this heartfelt episode, we explored the unexpected ally in our battles against life's adversities: humor with Dr Brad Miller, host of the Cancer And Comedy PodcastWe shared moments of levity and deep insight, revealing how laughter — that precious release of endorphins — serves as a counter to the stress-induced cortisol that floods our bodies in times of crisis. We talked about creating a personal coping credo, rooted in action and spiritual grounding, that centers on being present, parti...
When the waves of grief crash upon us, how do we stay afloat in an ocean of sorrow? CJ Infantino with The Day After Podcast , a widowed father who has steered through the storm of losing his spouse, joins us to illuminate the hidden intricacies of grief, sharing his voyage from darkness to finding a beacon of hope. He confronts the societal currents that urge us to 'move on,' advocating for a more understanding and active engagement with grief, which does not simply fade with time but evolves...
Can you prevent Dementia? Join us on a journey of hope and empowerment with our latest podcast episode featuring the esteemed Dr. Clionsky a board-certified neuropsychologist and co-author of the book, "Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain", who debunks the myth that our genetic makeup is the sole dictator of our dementia destiny. Discover the impactful ways in which our daily habits, sleep patterns and medical decisions can dramatically sway the odds in our fav...
We venture into the groundbreaking realm of 'food as medicine' with Jeff Barteau, the CEO of Homestyle Direct. We will be shedding light on how medically tailored meals can revolutionize the management of chronic conditions. By fusing culinary precision with medical insight, Jeff illustrates how these meals are not just a source of sustenance but a cornerstone of comprehensive patient care, particularly for those battling diabetes and heart disease. The conversation takes a deep dive into th...
When my knee screamed with every post-tennis step, I knew aging gracefully was more than a catchphrase; it was a challenge I had to face head-on. That's why I brought Nicole Christina from the Zestful Aging Podcast to join our heartfelt conversation on the beauty and complexity of growing older. Together, we navigate the sometimes overwhelming world of senior housing with expert insights, courtesy of SeniorLivingGuide.com, and address the critical need for an optimistic outlook on maturing. O...
Are you navigating the complexities of senior living options or wrestling with the future of healthcare and Social Security? Fear not, as Jeff Johnson, State Director of AARP Florida, joins us to illuminate these pressing issues with the wisdom only a true advocate for seniors can provide. Discover the ins and outs of retirement housing, from selecting an ideal community to understanding the nuances of home care. Jeff's deep dive into AARP's support for the elderly touches on their unwavering...
Are you ready to head to the polls to cast your vote? Jump in the "deep end" of our conversation with Darleen, our host and Laura Williams with the Center for Vulnerable Voters.org as we tackle the often-overlooked challenges that can hinder voting for Vulnerable Voters, ranging from those in residential living situations to aging individuals at home. As we dissect the intricacies of maintaining voter registration and the effects of ranked choice voting, you'll gain a wealth of knowledg...
Encounters with danger seldom announce themselves, so learning to defuse tense situations with poise is crucial. Mike Dandridge, a titan in risk management at CD Risk Consulting, and I share practical tips for personal safety, emphasizing strategies like maintaining distance, using verbal cues, and attracting attention with devices like the Birdie personal alarm. Our conversation also ventures into online dating, a realm fraught with risks for seniors seeking companionship, and we arm you wit...
In our compelling discussion, we traverse the transformative journey of seniors reclaiming their joy and freedom through Cycling Without Age. Ole Kassow and Pernille Bussone share the profound physical, emotional, and mental benefits these simple bike rides bring to their passengers. With heartwarming anecdotes, they paint an uplifting portrait of seniors, not just as patients, but as individuals thriving, connecting, and enriching their lives despite their age. This isn't merely an exercise;...
Prepare to armor up as we reveal how to construct a "bulletproof vest" of protection against scams and identity theft, with Sheriff Wayne Ivey of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office as our guide. This episode uncovers the chilling rise in crimes against seniors and emphasizes the urgency for community engagement in crime prevention. Sheriff Ivey, with his years of experience, shares priceless insights into the different types of scams targeting seniors and gives advice on how to prevent...
You can never underestimate the simple smile or conversation you may have with a senior who is in need of that simple smile or conversation. Meet Jackie, she is a senior herself and in her retirement decided to start working part time as a Home Care provider with Seniors Helping Seniors of Brevard and she shares how this life changing decision has impacted her life in a powerful and positive way. Just to get started, Jackie talks about how it's not every day you hear about how music can...
Take charge of your mental health and recognize the difference between feeling "down" and clinical depression.....This episode brings to light a topic that is often overlooked - mental health among the elderly, with our highly esteemed guest, Amanda Marker. She's not just the director of business development for Windmoor Healthcare, but also a licensed mental health counselor. While age is just a number, it seems the world often forgets that. We examine the darker side of ageism, obse...
What if you could delay the progression and onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s? In today's enlightening conversation with Kerri Shaver, a certified dementia practitioner at FitMinds, we dive deep into the realm of cognitive stimulation for seniors. We answer what is cognitive stimulation and cognitive coaching and how it can benefit your everyday life or someone you know. We venture into the world of cognitive coaching and discuss the customization offered to suit individual needs. K...
Welcome to our critical discussion with Mark Gibbons, President and CEO of RetireSafe.org, on the Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act of 2023 and its profound implications for veterans. One of the goals of this bill is to provide Veterans coverage for nursing home costs increaseing from 65% to a full 100%. We venture with Mark through the intricate details of the bill, shedding light on its potential to broaden access to alternative care programs at all VA facilities and revolutionize long-ter...
Welcome to a wholesome episode celebrating fall and winter's delicious bounty! We've roped in our friend Stacey Silver with Mom's Meals, a seasoned registered dietitian, to help us navigate the flavors of the season. Ever thought of pumpkin beyond your lattes? Well, Stacey brings to our table recipes brimming with pumpkin goodness and the health benefits they pack. We chat about using pumpkin in everything - from mac and cheese, and hummus to pancake batter. Sounds delicious, doesn't it?Beyon...
Ever wonder how the power of community can help fight a disease like Alzheimer's? We are joined once again by Beth Sulkowski with the Alzheimer's Association. This episode takes you right into the heart of the Walk to End Alzheimer's touching opening ceremony. Discover the significance of the Promise Garden with its symbolic pinwheel flowers, each color narrating a unique reason for individuals getting involved. Beth shares how these colors paint a powerful message for the community, reinforc...
Picture this: your vibrant, independent mother gets lost on a familiar route home, and you're hit with the gut-wrenching realization that Alzheimer's has silently crept into your family. Join Darleen and her dear friend, Valerie, as they candidly share their experiences of navigating this unforgiving terrain. Listen as they recount the difficult decisions they had to make, the emotional toll it took, and the strain it put on their relationships with their siblings. This episode is a window in...
Ever been slapped with an absurdly high hospital bill? Our guest, Joe Ponds of Canadian Meds-Melbourne, knows the feeling all too well. After being hit with the high cost of his own prescriptions, Joe turned this adversity into a mission of service, digging deep into the sometimes bewildering realm of medication sourcing, safety, and affordability. In our conversation, we unravel the complexities of drug laws and regulations and the inherent risks that come with sourcing medication from outs...
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Just Me Darleen

Lots of things you may not think about in this podcast...

Nov 29th
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Darleen Mahoney

"If the product is free, you are the product"....love this quote from Janet and spot on!

Jun 30th
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Darleen Mahoney

Excellent podcast for anyone of any age!!!

Jun 29th
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